Sunday, October 30, 2011

Celeb Jersey Cards #76 Dick Butkus & Mike Ditka

This is a regular series which combines my passion for trading cards with my interest in celebs.  The Bears have a bye week, but I didn't want to ignore them, especially coming off 2 wins.

I will lead off with Hall of Fame linebacker Dick Butkus.  Butkus was a local Chicago kid who became one of the most ferocious tacklers in the NFL.  Nobody was tougher, yet I learned in Las Vegas earlier this year that he is also one of the nicest people I have met.  I am not sure how he would do on ice, but I know he would have looked great with the Indianhead on his sweater, as he shows on his Celebrity Jersey Card.

What Butkus was to the Bears defense, Iron Mike Ditka was to the Bears offense.  The Hall of Fame tight end took the Bears to the Super Bowl as a coach and became a Chicago icon.  Ditka would also have done the Indianhead proud.  He still looks good in it, as seen on his Celebrity Jersey Card.

1 comment:

Hackenbush said...

Who doesn't look good in the Indian Head sweater? They would have made a formidable pair of enforcers. How about a race between the two of them on skates now. That'd be interesting!